therapeutic window


: the range of dosage of a drug or of its concentration in a bodily system that provides safe effective therapy
the narrow therapeutic window … the effect may go from therapeutic to toxic with an increase of just 10 micrograms per milliliter [in] blood concentrationLisa Davis
: a usually short time interval (as after a precipitating event) during which a particular therapy can be given safely and effectively
has a narrow therapeutic window: the drug must be given within three hours of a stroke in order to be effectiveGenesis Report-RX

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“Therapeutic window.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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